Power generation at National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) 3,000 MW Kaniha plant, the country’s second biggest power plant, has drastically gone down in September due to coal crunch.

According to NTPC sources, a 500 MW unit has been shut down since the beginning of this month for want of coal. Similarly, another 500 MW unit which was closed three days back for the same reason is yet to be restored.

The Centre-sponsored rural tourism projects in the State are moving at a slow pace.

Probing into coal block allocations between 2006 and 2009, the CBI is examining the case of Jindal Photo Limited.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is investigating a complaint that Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has sunk almost 400 borewells to source water for its mega steel and power plant in Angul, Odisha, instead of drawing water from the Brahmani river, as stipulated in its environment clearance. The company admits it has not yet completed its pipeline to the river, but claims that it is running a 135 MW power plant using collected rainwater instead.

ANGUL: Even as the country is in the grip of the coalgate fever, India’s second largest power plant at Kaniha has shut down a 500-MW unit due to coal shortage.

Odisha and Kerala are set to tie up for setting up a 1,000 MW pit-head coal-fired power plant close to the Baitarani west coal block under Talcher coalfields in Angul district. The power project is estimated to cost Rs 4,500 - Rs 5000 crore.

The Baitarani west coal block with reserve of 600 million tonnes has been jointly allocated to Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC), Gujarat Power Corporation (GPC) and Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).

Steelmaker will use the loan for a 2-mt, coal-to-gas direct reduced iron plant near Angul.

Two of NTPC Ltd’s operating units — Talcher Thermal Power Station and Talcher Super Thermal Power Station — were ranked among the 25 best power stations in the country.

ANGUL: In a bid to curb frequent strikes in Talcher coalfields, the State Government on Sunday invoked Orissa Essential Service (Maintenance) Act (OESMA) in the coalfield area for six months.

ANGUL: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, often accused of low supply of coal, is now facing problems in stocking coal which is accumulating at its railway sidings in Talcher Coalfields.